Juvenile and Children's Law Section

This section provides a forum for lawyers who deal with juvenile and children’s law. It produces CLE courses related to this practice area, distributes a newsletter to section members, and works toward improving juvenile justice and children’s law.

Chair
The Odeneal Firm
PO Box 392
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
LinkedIn: Stacie Odeneal
(931)762-4012
Vice-Chair
Po Box 4548
Chattanooga, TN 37405-0548
(423)436-1529
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Juvenile Task Force Reports Findings, Recommendations

A special task force on juvenile justice today presented state leaders with a set of data-driven policy recommendations. The Joint Ad-hoc Blue Ribbon task force – composed of leaders from the executive, legislative and judicial branches – made recommendations that focused on 1) how to focus resources on the highest-risk youth; 2) how to prevent deeper juvenile justice system involvement of lower-level youth through early response; and 3) how to sustain effective practices through continued oversight and reinvestment in a stronger continuum of evidence-based services. Read more details on the recommendations from the Tennessee Courts website.

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CLE Webcast on Juvenile Law: Rights and Obligations

Stacie Odeneal will present a special CLE webcast on Rights and Obligations in Juvenile Law at noon on Tuesday. An overview of the rights and obligations of juveniles will be covered including right to counsel, due process, timelines, appeals and indigent and pro se resources. If you are unavailable to attend on this date, the webcast will be available online for up to one year.
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